Megan Mattingly-Arthur is a freelance journalist who has been writing professionally since 1998. She's written more than 3,000 articles for print and online editions of publications such as the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, U-T San Diego and the Tampa Tribune. Her work also appears in South Carolina's premier lifestyle magazine, Hilton Head Monthly, and in the book, The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published. Megan has specific expertise in travel and board games, and also writes on a wide variety of other topics, including health and wellness, business, news and real estate.
Megan is a longtime travel enthusiast who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and she is currently studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School. Of the many cities she's visited, Cincinnati, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; London, England and Dublin, Ireland are her favorites. With her extensive travel knowledge, she's the first person people in her social circle call when they're looking for advice on finding great travel deals or fun things to do at their destination.
Visiting theme parks is one of Megan's favorite things to do when traveling. She's visited parks all across the United States, including Disneyland, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando. Whether it's information on the latest, greatest thrill rides or advice on surviving a long day at a theme park, Megan has it.
Cruises are another of Megan's travel specialties. She has a knack for matching travelers with cruises that meet their needs, whether they want to travel all around the world by luxury cruise liner or find a great deal on a cruise that stops at unusual ports of call.
A board game fanatic for as long as she can remember, Megan, along with her husband, evaluates board games for a large online retailer. She'll play anything at least once, but generally prefers cooperative games to those in which players get ahead by sabotaging one another. Her favorite board games include classics like Clue, Mouse Trap, Scrabble and The Settlers of Cattan, as well as lesser-known games, such as Elder Sign, Red Dragon Inn and Pathfinder: Rise of the Rune Lords. She also enjoys mystery puzzles and card games.
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When she's not busy writing, Megan enjoys reading - often about writing - as well as cooking gourmet meals for friends and family, hosting murder mystery dinners and spending time with her husband, Ty.